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Famous Artists from Poland

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List of the most popular artists from Poland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries artists have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of entertainment. Whether they're known for painting, sculpting, etching or drawing, the famous Polish artists on this list have kept that tradition alive by creating renowned pieces of art that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Polish artists, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

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This list answers the questions, "Which famous artists are from Poland?" and "Who are the most well-known Polish artists?"

For further information on these historic Polish artists, click on their names. If you're a fine art lover use this list of celebrated Polish artists to discover some new paintings that you will enjoy.



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    Caziel

    Caziel was a Polish artist who lived and worked in Paris during the inter-war period and who worked alongside a number of important figures of the School of Paris, including Pablo Picasso and the art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler.more

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    • Birthplace: Sosnowiec, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Cubism, School of Paris
    • Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Artur Żmijewski is a Polish visual artist, filmmaker and photographer. During the years of 1990-1995 he studied at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He is an author of short video movies and photography exhibitions, which were shown all over the world. Since 2006 he s artistic editor of the "Krytyka ...more

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    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Photography, Video art
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    Bruno Schulz
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    Bruno Schulz was a Polish writer, fine artist, literary critic and art teacher born to Jewish parents. He is regarded as one of the great Polish-language prose stylists of the 20th century. In 1938, he was awarded the Polish Academy of Literature's prestigious Golden Laurel award. Several of Schulz's ...more

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    • Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
    • Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary
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    Daniel Libeskind
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    Daniel Libeskind is a Polish-American architect, artist, professor and set designer of Polish Jewish descent. Libeskind founded Studio Daniel Libeskind in 1989 with his wife, Nina, and is its principal design architect. His buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany, the extension to the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, United States of America
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    Germaine Krull, was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but she spent years in Brazil, Republic of the Congo, Thailand, and India. Described as "an especially outspoken example" of a group of early 20th-century ...more

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    • Birthplace: Wilda, Poznań, Poznań, Poland
    • Nationality: Netherlands, France, Poland, Germany
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    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
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    Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, commonly known as "Witkacy", was a Polish writer, painter, philosopher, playwright, novelist, and photographer.more

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    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Anna Molka Ahmed was a famous Pakistani artist and pioneer of fine arts in the country after its independence in 1947. She was a professor of fine arts at the University of the Punjab in Lahore. Anna Molka's father, painted in 1950 by Anna Molkamore

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    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Nationality: Poland, Pakistan, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Stanisław Wyspiański
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    Stanisław Wyspiański was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspiański was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Art Nouveau
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Mikhail Kaufman
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    Mikhail Abramovich Kaufman was a Russian cinematographer and photographer. He was the younger brother of filmmaker Dziga Vertov and the older brother of cinematographer Boris Kaufman. He was born into a family of Jewish intellectuals living in Białystok in Grodno Governorate, at the time when the ...more

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    • Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, Russia
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    Zdzisław Beksiński

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    Zdzisław Beksiński
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    Zdzisław Beksiński was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor, specializing in the field of utopian art. Beksiński did his paintings and drawings in what he called either a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' manner. His creations were made mainly in two periods. The first period of work is generally ...more

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    • Birthplace: Sanok, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Contemporary art
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture, Photography, Painting
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    Wilhelm Sasnal is a Polish painter. Sasnal received his diploma of painting in 1999 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.more

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    • Birthplace: Tarnów, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
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    Daniel Chodowiecki
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    Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki was a Polish - German painter and printmaker with Huguenot ancestry, who is most famous as an etcher. He spent most of his life in Berlin, and became the director of the Berlin Academy of Art.more

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    • Birthplace: Gdańsk, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Jacek Yerka is a Polish surrealist painter from Toruń. Yerka's work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland.more

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    • Birthplace: Toruń, Second Polish Republic
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Magdalena Abakanowicz
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    Magdalena Abakanowicz is a Polish sculptor and fiber artist. She is notable for her use of textiles as a sculptural medium. She was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland from 1965 to 1990 and a visiting professor at University of California, Los Angeles in 1984. Abakanowicz currently ...more

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    • Birthplace: Falentyn
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Sculpture
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    Jan Matejko

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    Jan Matejko
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    Jan Alojzy Matejko was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His works include large oil on canvas paintings like Rejtan, Union of Lublin or Battle of Grunwald, numerous portraits, a gallery of Polish kings, and murals in St. Mary's Basilica, ...more

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    • Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Painting, Drawing
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    Aleksander Gierymski

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    Aleksander Gierymski
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    Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski was a Polish painter of the late 19th century. He was the younger brother of Maksymilian Gierymski.more

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    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Associated periods or movements: Realism
    • Nationality: Poland
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Anja Rubik
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    Anja Rubik is a Polish model.more

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    • Birthplace: Rzeszów, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland
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    Karol Piegza was a Polish teacher, writer, folklorist, photographer, and painter from Zaolzie region of Cieszyn Silesia.more

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    • Birthplace: Europe, Czech Republic, Central Europe, Lazy
    • Nationality: Poland, Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia
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    Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann

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    Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann
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    Anna Maria Elisabeth Lisinska Jerichau-Baumann was a Polish-born Danish painter. She was married to the sculptor Jens Adolf Jerichau.more

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    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, Denmark
    • Art Forms: Painting
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    Michal Martychowiec

    Michał Martychowiec is a visual artist who lives and works in London, United Kingdom and Berlin, Germany.more

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    • Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
    • Nationality: Poland, United Kingdom
    • Art Forms: Photography, Installation art, Drawing
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